Lacordaire Academy is seeking a Director of Development for the fall of 2019. The Director of Development is responsible for leading the school’s Institutional Advancement program. The Director will also be responsible for developing and maintaining active and productive relationships with board members, donors, alumni, parent association, school administration and other Lacordaire stakeholders.
Manages strategies and activities for donor cultivation, solicitation and relations.
Maintains contact with and develops grant proposals for individual, foundations and corporations.
Facilitate the Annual Appeal and Parent Giving Program.
Development Office Infrastructure
Creates office systems to support fundraising projects and operations
Supervises donor and gift record keeping.
Coordinates development research activities.
Oversees the management of databases and all records, files and gift processing.
Manages the pledge reminder and acknowledgement programs
Lead and assist the Parent Association and volunteers to plan and facilitate special events and other fundraising programs as needed.
Outreach and Marketing
Works closely with the Director of Admission and the Head of School to develop public relations and requisite advertising plan.
Oversees the cultivation and communication with alumni.
Board of Trustee Relations
Works with the Board of Trustees and the Head of School to develop an active Trustee Development Committee.
Develops fundraising training for Board members and other leadership volunteers.
Position Skills And Abilities
Commitment to the mission of Lacordaire Academy
Knowledge and experience in fund raising techniques, particularly major gift fundraising, planned giving, and annual appeals
Compelling people skills
Organized and technologically competent
Ability and desire to work well with a team and contribute to positive morale in the community